Teaching and learning methods in Ayurveda and its current perspectives.
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Education- Ayurvedic, Ancient, Buddhist, Learning, Teaching, Adhyayan, Adhyapan,Guru Shishya Parampara

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Kolarkar, R. (2020). Teaching and learning methods in Ayurveda and its current perspectives. National Journal of Research in Ayurved Science, 8(03). Retrieved from https://ayurlog.com/index.php/ayurlog/article/view/598


Teaching and learning are the two sides of a coin. Present education in Ayurveda is mostly becoming an examination oriented not knowledge oriented. Education is not simply imparting knowledge in a particular faculty or subject or making oneself to be able for securing jobs or scoring Marks in exams, but at the same time is also training in logical thinking which helps the coming generations adjust to the ever-changing environment. It also means opening the doors of the mind, cultivation of Mind, cleansing and realization of the self. The present education system is weighed down by several reasons as a result of which the outcome is becoming self-centric. If we study our ancient education methods e found it from Buddhist period. The goal of Buddhist education is to attain wisdom and it is spiritual oriented. The chief aim of Buddhist education was all round development of child’s personality. This included his physical, mental, moral, intellectual and spiritual development. Ayurveda is an ancient science of Indian origin. India has the rich heritage in the field of knowledge and education. The importance of ancient sciences Ayurveda is being recognized and appreciated at national and international levels. Adhyayan (learning) and Adhyapan (teaching) are important aspects of education system. Ancient education system in India was based on Gurukul and Guru Shishya Parampara (Teacher-Disciple Tradition) which was also followed in Ayurveda. Ayurveda and it was formally recognized by W.H.O in 1978. At present education system has been integrated with modern tools and technologies which are being incorporated in teaching and learning of Ayurveda. The present paper deals with critical review of ancient and current skills of Medical teaching and learning.


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